De la formación basada en competencias a las actividades profesionales encomendables

Translated title of the contribution: From competency-based training to entrustable professional activities

Rolando Bonal Ruiz, John Vergel, Reina Sotomayor Escalona

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Introduction: In recent years, competency training has moved
towards training with entrustable professional activities, an approach that facilitates its operationalization and evaluation.
Objective: To update the conceptual and methodological aspects of the entrustable professional activities approach.
Material and Methods: Databases such as Scielo, LILACS and PubMed were used to collect information. The search term: “entrustable professional activities” was used in both Spanish and English. The review was undertaken during the period from 2005 to 2021. A total of 1 011 articles were found; 290 were read, and 37 were selected. All selected articles were related to conceptual and methodological aspects of entrustable professional activities.
Development: The concept of entrustable professional activities is defined, as well as its characteristics, uses, and differences with the term “competence”. The steps to develop entrustable professional activities according to Taylor are mentioned. Some challenges for its application in the national context are also mentioned.
Conclusions: The entrustable professional activities constitute a novel approach to contemporary medical education, which is not always well understood. The e ntrustable professional activities are applicable not only to undergraduate but also to postgraduate education, medical-surgical specialties, health technologies, nursing, and others. Updated information on entrustable professional activities, their description, and reflections on their application and implementation in national and regional contexts are provided.
Translated title of the contributionFrom competency-based training to entrustable professional activities
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere4465
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Habanera de Ciencias Medicas
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Health Professions


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